1/5:  We have 2 birthdays this month.  Dan Baumgartner, and Mike Finnerty.  Happy Birthday to you both, and many returns.

1/6: Sorry to start off the new year on a sad note, but we have lost another classmate.  Louis Sweet passed away on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Our thoughts and prayers are for Louis and his family.

Right after posting this, I received an email from Richard Curry that Bob Melzer passed away on December 6th.  He, and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

1/20:  Heard from Nilda Schaiewitz that that Dan suffered a severe heart attack while on their recent cruise.  Docs kept him going until arriving back in port of Bayonne.
Went to medical center, where he underwent surgery, and is now back home in recovery.  He might like hearing from classmates.  Our thoughts and prayers are for Dan and Nilda.

1/30:  Had a good visit with Leah and Jim McIntyre at their home in Hobe Sound, Florida on our way to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale.  Always good getting together with them.
Also had a good visit with Dot and Walt Pritchet at their home in Palm Coast, FL on our way to Tybee Island.
Should also mention that I talked with Ace Schaiewitz tonight, and he sounded great.  Has a very positive outlook, so it was all good news.

2/11:  Late again with the February birthdays, and anniversaries.  Sorry!  We have one birthday this month.  Anne (Breglia) Tacoma is celebrating her 70+ (?).  Happy birthday, Anne, and many returns.
Nina (Wolfson) and Lou Meyer are celebrating an anniversary, as are Ted and Lou  Ann Malozzi.  Happy anniversary to you all.
Rose and I got together with Mike and Ethlyn Finnerty for dinner in Savannah.  It was fun getting caught up, and being with them again.

Wondering how many of you actually use this website.  Very rarely does anyone ever contribute.  if there is not much to no interest, I can shut it down.  If you see this, please let me know so I'll know somebody is using.  Thanks.  

3/6:  Late again.  Sorry.  We have 2 birthdays in March -  Nina (wolfson) Meyer, and Rosemary (Hadden) Decatur.  Happy birthday to both of you, and many returns.

4/7: Late again.  Got scolded by Ace Schaiewitz.  We have just one birthday for this month.  A very happy birthday to Valerie (Hart) Esterly, and many returns.

5/1:  Once again, my taskmaster, Ace Schaiewitz is on my case about anniversaries, and birthdays for May.  Come on, Ace, it's only the 1st!!!  At any rate, we have just 2 birthdays:  John Roger, and Kathy (Scanlon) Smith.  Happy birthday to each of you, and many returns.  
OK, Ace, am I off the hook now?

6/1:  Ace is on my case again.  Informed me Thursday that I was 13+ hours late in posting anniversaries, and birthdays for June.  So..... here goes:
We have 3 birthdays this month - Leah (Knapp) McIntyre, Joe Mantovi, and Betty (Castegner) Montgomery are celebrating birthdays.  Happy birthday to each of you, and may you have many returns.  This month's anniversaries are Charlie and Sandy Van Riper, Mike and Ethlyn Finnerty, and Charles and Linda Patterson.  Congratulations to the happy couples.
Got together with Leah and Jim McIntyre the other day for dinner.  Nice to have them back north again.  Always a sign that summer is not far away.

Anybody have any news to share?  Let me know.  Website could use some material other than news of birthdays, and anniversaries.  You can send to my email:

7/3:  Late again, but only by a couple of days.  We have no anniversaries this month, but a few birthdays.  Happy birthday to our class twins - Joan and Judy, and to Evelyn, and Pat Mesa.  Many returns for all of you.

For those of you who didn't get, or read, the email, our annual reunion picnic is on Saturday, August 12th this year.  A rain date of Sunday the 13th.  As usual, bring your choice of beverage to drink, and a dish to share.  RSVP to rdecatur@comcast.net, if you are able to come.  Hope to see you then.

On a sad note, we received an email fro Rose Sarli that Phillip DeLuca passed away on 6/30.  I have no details.